Lake Of Grand Lieu

The lake of Grand Lieu, south-west of Nantes in the Loire-Atlantique department is, sometimes, the biggest lake in France, at 7,000 hectares. And sometimes, depending on the seasons, and even the tide, it’s only half that size.

According to legend, the town of “Herbauge” was once to be found on the site of the lake, but its people became so wicked that God sent a saint to try to preach to them. When they ignored the saint, God sent a torrent of water from a subterranean river to drown the town and its unfortunate inhabitants.

Strangely, archaeologists have recently found the remains of a large settlement on the lake bed - one that seems to have been abandoned as the result of a cataclysm…


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